The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership are supporting a three-month pilot of a proposed Child Exploitation Regional Screening Tool. The screening tool has been updated to include both criminal exploitation and child sexual exploitation and is available to all practitioners working with children and young people.
At the end of the pilot, feedback will be requested from exploitation leads within the city with the findings being used to inform future development of the screening tool.
The screening tool and guidance can be accessed via the links below:
- Child Exploitation Screening Tool – Click Here
- Child Exploitation Guidance - Click Here
- Police Intelligence Sharing Form (FIB) - Click Here
- Child Sexual Exploitation Practice Guidance - Click Here
- West Midlands Metropolitan Area CSE Disruption Toolkit - Click Here
See Me, Hear Me Campaign - http://www.seeme-hearme.org.uk/
The See Me Here Me Campaign was launched in June 2014, by Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull Councils along with West Midlands Police and other partners, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.
The Campaign follows the development of the See Me Hear Me framework, which sets out how agencies across the West Midlands work together to prevent, respond to and support victims.
The framework was developed by the seven councils, West Midlands Police and partner organisations, including Barnardos and PACE and is based on recommendations from the Office of the Children's Commissioner.
Want to know more?
What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused – please click here for the DfE Step by Step guide for frontline practitioners.